About
Balzer & Tuck

Balzer & Tuck – Celebrating 15 Years

Balzer and Tuck Architecture is an award-winning architecture firm based in Saratoga Springs, New York. Working with homeowners, designers, builders, and developers, we guide clients through the design of custom architecture, using a proven process grounded in partnership.

Sophisticated Design

Inside and out, we believe the materials we choose create the energy of the place. And for the past 15 years, Balzer and Tuck Architecture has produced thoughtfully designed buildings and places with enduring quality and character.

We craft every detail; nothing is left to chance. Stone and steel, space and scale, historic and contemporary, we work to strike the perfect balance. Our growing team of architects, designers, and LEED-certified professionals strives to help clients create sensitive and efficient homes, retreats, and businesses that enhance the community.

Balzer and Tuck offer services in master planning, architectural programming and design, and interior design with a robust portfolio featuring expertise in:

  • single and multi-family residences
  • adaptive and mixed-use spaces
  • commercial and institutional buildings

We strongly believe that project management, the integration of building systems, and construction observation are integral to the design process and go hand-in-hand with exceptional finished quality.

Every step of the way.

No matter the project, we believe opportunity begins with understanding and relationships come first. We’re the firm that always has your best interests at heart.  

Commercial & Developer-led Projects

Multi-family communities, modern mixed-use spaces, big ideas that bring economic opportunity. We’re willing collaborators with practical experience.

Residences & Retreats

New construction or adaptive reuse, we design from your perspective and we’ll work together to understand what home means to you.

Our Story

The story of Balzer and Tuck Architecture begins in the mid-’90s when firm partners, Brett Balzer and Michael Tuck first met in Manhattan. Working for Avinash K. Malhotra Architects, they collaborated on large-scale adaptive reuse projects as well as the planning and design of high-rise residential apartments and condominiums.

Over the years, Brett and Michael each expanded their personal portfolios and breadth of skills as they moved to various firms, mastering single family residences and corporate offices. Along the way, they each honed the ability to blend modern and traditional architectural styles, a skill that is central to Balzer and Tuck’s success.

In 2002 Brett founded Brett W. Balzer Architects and in 2004 moved the practice to Saratoga Springs where early commissions for the Rowhouses at High Rock Springs and 92 East Avenue established the firm’s design presence in the region. In 2005, the firm became Balzer and Tuck Architecture with Michael Tuck joining as a partner. Together, Brett and Michael, along with their growing staff, have earned a reputation as a collaborative team that delivers exceptional design.

I’ve worked with a lot of architects in 30 years, but these guys distinguish themselves with the perfect balance of expertise, creativity, and enthusiasm.

– Bob West, Old Saratoga Restorations

 

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